It's considered one of the most beautiful, breathtaking places in the United States, if not the world. But while the Grand Canyon has been the go-to destination for uncountable vacationing tourists (and thus the subject of far too many boring family gathering slide show presentations), the national park has its share of dark secrets. Grand Canyon legends abound, everything from ghost stories to Bigfoot encounters, UFO sightings, and even a murder (or several).
Furthermore, the Hopi people have numerous Grand Canyon myths in their folklore, in particular the belief that the valleys and caves hide the entrance into the land of the dead.Let's take a look at some of the wildest, most interesting, and downright chilling Grand Canyon creepy stories...
There's an Interactive Map of All Grand Canyon Deaths
Rees Griffiths Still Walks His Favorite Trail
There's a Guest Suite Inside a Cave That's Reportedly Haunted
The Grand Canyon Cavern Suite allows visitors to stay in a luxurious hotel room 220 feet below the earth's surface. While the set-up is certainly appealing, the numerous reports of hauntings in the room are not. Guests and paranormal investigators alike have reported rocks whizzing about of their own accord, strange noises and movements near the bed's headboard, dancing shadow figures and the sounds of chanting, amongst other spooky phenomena.It is also said the spirit of the cavern's discoverer, Walter Peck, haunts the suite's elevator.